I love chicken. I could eat it five times a week for dinner and be totally satisfied. Roasted with veggies, shredded in tacos, grilled on top of salad: it's the perfect filler-upper and my body loves it (sorry vegetarians).
This recipe has moved to the top of my go-to chicken list. Not only is it amazingly delicious, you get an awesome extra protein punch by serving it with white beans instead of rice or potatoes. It's also incredibly fast and easy, almost less than ten minutes to throw together, and your entire kitchen will smell as if you've been cooking all day. Pour yourself a glass of wine and sit back and relax with your family after a long day of work! Ahhh.... life. So effortless.
Recipe for Chicken with White Beans, adapted from Real Simple
2 cans Cannellini Beans, rinsed
1 pint cherry tomatoes
6 springs fresh oregano
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
4 garlic cloves, smashed and cut in half
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups fresh spinach
2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 6 pieces)
Preheat oven to 425F. Toss together all ingredients besides chicken in a large baking dish. Pat chicken dry and lay on top of beans. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.
Roast until the chicken is cooked through (about 30-35 minutes). Serve with fresh oregano leaves.
What are your easy and delicious go to meals? I need more ideas!